We can’t make this stuff up! Will SCOTUS Justices recuse themselves from BP Oil Disaster Case?
The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement is screening Nailah Jefferson’s critically acclaimed documentary film, Vanishing Pearls at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center on April 28th, 2014. The film profiles the trials and tribulations of African American fisherman working to rebuild their lives, livelihoods, and communities in the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon OilContinue reading “Vanish Pearls”
STORM SURGE is a visual narrative that follows the lives of five unsung heroes as they work to rebuild their livelihoods and communities in the wake of historic national disasters. Cherri Foytlin is one of the main characters we profile in the film. Listen to her candid observations on what it’s like to live in the GulfContinue reading “Human Rights Advocate, Community Organizer, Journalist & Mother of Six”
Released in December 2012, seven years after the most expensive disaster in American history, this 95-minute documentary film gives you the round-the-clock news coverage and a comprehensive look behind the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, human error, false media reports, political corruption, government bureaucracy, and a substandard physical infrastructure. Using comprehensive analysis of events, hoursContinue reading “When Nature’s Fury and the Politics of Disaster Collide”
You’ve heard how hurricanes, oil spills, and industrial development are affecting the Gulf of Mexico, but have you heard about the “hypoxic” or low oxygen dead zones? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting that a massive dead zone the size of New Jersey (8,561 square miles) will plague the northern Gulf of Mexico thisContinue reading “The Gulf Coast Dead Zone”
Sept 26 (Reuters) – More than 400 new U.S. cases of West Nile virus emerged in the last week, in an outbreak that remains the second worst on record but has begun to show signs of slowing. States with large number of cases include Mississippi, Michigan, South Dakota, Louisiana, Oklahoma, California, and Texas. West NileContinue reading “West Nile Virus”
The major broadcasting networks consider shifting resources from GOP Convention in Tampa to New Orleans in advance of Hurricane Isaac’s landfall sometime late Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning, which is ironically the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Isaac could take direct aim at New Orleans, which is still struggling to fully recover from Katrina which sweptContinue reading “Deja Vu in the Big Easy?”
Almost seven years to the date of Hurricane Katrina, the most destructive natural disaster in American history, Hurricane Isaac is expected to make landfall on the Central Gulf Coast as a Category 2 Hurricane sometime around 7pm tomorrow. The National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant expect Isaac to drive a StormContinue reading “Hurricane Isaac Creates Sense of Angst on Anniversary of Katrina”
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